It consists in the upper film enclosing both the product and its tray, fitting around it like a second skin. Vacuum packaging further extends product shelf life.
The easy-peel packaging materials result in increased ease of opening for the end user (OPTIONAL).
Skin packaging is ideal for attractive product presentation, complete sealing, minimized product damage, high safety standards and enhanced hygiene and preservation.
By extending their shelf-life, skin packaging results in the increased commercial life of food stuffs.
Visibilty of the product is also improved, allowing products to be displayed vertically, thus reducing food waste and returns by enhancing shelf replenishment and stock rotation processes.
When packaged in skin conditions, meat and meat products continue their maturation process for enhanced tenderness, adequate texture and optimum taste.
Once opened the product is immediately exposed to Oxygen and will only take a few minutes to regain its natural bright colour, without altering taste and freshness.
There are three different versions of skin packaging on the Oceania tray packer: non-protrusion, protrusion & protrusion onto flat board.
NON PROTRUSION - the height of the product does not exceed the depth of the tray in which it is packaged, to deliver optimum skin performance the tray height should be around 25-30mm
PROTRUSION - the height of the product exceeds the depth of the tray in which it is packaged, to deliver optimum skin performance the tray height must not exceed 20mm. The product can protrude above the tray lip by upto 30mm (standard) or 50mm (OPTIONAL)
PROTRUSION ONTO FLAT BOARD - a cutting edge evolution of protrusion skin packaging using flat product support instead of traditional packaging methods. The product can protrude above the support by upto 30mm (standard) or 50mm (OPTIONAL). This method allows for the use of flat packaging surfaces including cardboard, thus reducing the need for plastic. The method further offers muliple printing options, thus providing a wide array of custome-designed product packaging solutions.
As well as skin packaging, the Oceania MAP Skin packer can also MAP pack by the purchase of and additional base plate for the tray die/mould. Please call our sales team for more information on this (0161) 366 1777.
MAP - The introduction of the desired food gas mixture into the tray results in extended product life cycles and the optimum of atmospheres for enhanced product quality and freshness throughout the shelf-life.
Compared to over the counter food stuffs, packaging is safer and tamper-proof with reduced spoilage, waste and returns.
The use of increasingly suitable and advanced food gas combinations means the product maintains its original colour, taste and freshness unaltered.
Not only does the extended shelf-life of MAP products allow our customers to significantly simplify distribution with less frequent deliveries, it also fosters shelf management systems and maximizes turnover during promotional sales and peak demand periods.
Vacuum & gas MAP is a packaging process which involves creating a vacuum to remove the air from the package, followed by the injection of the desired gas mixture via different pressures. The tray is then sealed trapping the gas mixtures inside with your product.
The Italian Pack Oceania is a semi-automated tray packing machine designed to satisfy the most innovative requirements of the packing industry. The high quality materials and the attention to details make for a highly reliable machine for maximum packaging accuracy.
The Italian Pack Oceania features a 7" touch screen control panel with 65000 colours, an integrated machine trolley on castor wheels, a higher capacity Busch vacuum pump. Its small foot print, competative price and low operating costs make this machine ideal of high-efficiency and high-performance standards.
PLC Touch Screen: 7" Omron PLC touch screen, colour display, USB port/Ethernet, 99 packaging programs, language selection, integrated temperature control, menu driven MAP parameters.
Tool-less die changing: the ability to remove and replace the tray die/mould without the use of tools within 2 minutes
Auto film rewinding: Automatically rewinds the waste film, with programmable film advance leads to significant film waste reduction.
OPTIONAL: Printed film centering device also available
Tool-less vacuum chamber removal: the ability to remove the vacuum chamber without the use of tools ensures for high standards of hygiene & cleanliness without significant time loss.